Street atmosphere & The Evangelical Church, Hallstatt
The town of Hallstatt stretches along a narrow strip of land between the foot of the Salzburg mountain and the shores of Lake Hallstatt. From the Muhlbach side the slag heaps that have accumulated over the centuries have been transformed into artificial headlands extending into the lake. The triangular shaped market place, which is surrounded by late Gothic style houses, marks the centre of old Hallstatt, along with the Catholic parish church of Saint Mary which was relatively unscathed by the fire of 1750.
In contrast, the southern part of the town - “in der Lahn” - dates mainly from the eighteenth century, most of it having been built after 1750 in the late Baroque style. Typical Hallstatt houses, which are tall and narrow, are adapted to the limited space available and the layout of the town. Some exceptional buildings from the end of the medieval era can still be seen such as the “Rudolfsturm” which was built at the end of the thirteenth century to protect the subterranean salt mine installations.
Evangelical Church in Hallstatt
The Teachings of Martin Luther became popular, especially among miners, in the 16th century in the Salzkammergut.
There was so much resistance and upheaval in the Salzkammergut during this period of religious Reformation. 1n 1601, all bridges were destroyed, transportation of wood and boats was made impossible .... Evangelical preachers appealed against the Catholic Church. Yet the Archbishop of Salzburg's supporters suppressed this rebellion, and condemned the opposition to death and set their homes on fire. Like most other towns in the Salzkammergut, Hallstatt was under attack for a number of years. In 1734, 300 Protestants, not including women and children, were forced out of their homes in Hallstatt, Ischl and Goisern by night and often in horrendous weather conditions. Soldiers transported them to the "Siebenbuergen" where they now had to settle.
In 1781, Emperor Joseph II showed some religious tolerance and allowed Protestants to practice their faith with restrictions. At this time, there were 500 Protestant inhabitants of Hallstatt, and just 3 years later they had built their first Prayer Room as well as a private school.
The Neo-Gothic, Evangelical church which exists in Hallstatt today was built in 1863. Emperor Franz Josef I (1861) declared that the Evagelical and Catholic faiths should be equally tolerated. (Sourve: World Heritage Cities & wikipedia)
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mauro61 (52623) 2012-02-20 2:02
ben ripresa l'immagine della torre con l'orologio tra le due ali di costruzioni.
Una buona luce ti ha permesso di realizzare una fotografia classica e ben fatta,
vasilpro (40933) 2012-02-20 2:13
Wonderful composition with interesting architectural details, beautiful light and vivid colors, excellent POV, very good sharpness and clarity, very nice framework, TfS!
Have a nice week, Vasilis.
bema (26331) 2012-02-20 2:13
a good use of that format which emphasizes this narrow belle tower a lot! another fine capture out of your Hallstatt series.., thanks for sharing, see you around,
ChrisJ (96654) 2012-02-20 2:27
Love the steeple in the bg perfectly positioned over the vanishing point between the 2 buildings. Good sharpness, light contrasts & graphism with realistic color & a nice blue sky. Tfs!
jurek1951 (42098) 2012-02-20 3:11
another beautiful shot of Hallstatt. The angle of the shot works well here giving the scene a nice sense of direction. The lighting and colors are great with excellent sharpness and detail.
lakshmip1949 (19081) 2012-02-20 4:01
I like the way you have placed the steeple between the buildings showing the roofs of the buildings. The details are well collected with sharpness and lighting. The clock in the small red square grabs the attention.
npecanhuk (64240) 2012-02-20 5:10
Wonderful architectural details!
Very beautiful picture!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, vertical format, contrasts, black & whtie borders, chosen pov and composition are all excellent here!
TFS - congrats,
Sergiom (58686) 2012-02-20 5:13
J'aime beaucoup cette belle perspective sur le clocher. Le regard accroche sur les murs des maisons qui bordent la rue qui possèdent une belle luminosité.
jjcordier (75640) 2012-02-20 5:44
Je préfère la vision de l'église avec vue sur le lac et les montagnes mais le cadrage à travers cette rue étroite est original.
siudzi (33071) 2012-02-20 5:47
A well presented clock's tower seeing through the buildings. An interesting effect has been achieved. Well done, tfs!
timecapturer (48012) 2012-02-20 5:48
nicely composed shot that highlights the beautiful steeple perfectly. Love the angles and the light which are so well managed. As usual flawlessly executed and a really attractive presentation.
Have a good week - Brian.
dkmurphys (48446) 2012-02-20 6:51
Very attractive vertical shot. I like this urban composition, my favorite subject.
Have a lovely evening.
jlbrthnn (76037) 2012-02-20 7:26
The bell tower stands proudly in the context created by the narrow street. The exposure is excellent. The details are numerous and clear. A very good photo. Bravo.
Have a nice day.
danos (85785) 2012-02-21 0:07
Good morning George,
very nice the chosen POV with the bell tower with its specific black dome to penetrates the area.I like the narrow and tight frame with the clarity of the image to be superb.The brilliant light of the day enhance the vivid colours making the image unique.
Have a good day,Danos
mesutilgim (83028) 2012-02-21 6:26
Hello dear George,
Very nice capture with amazing pov from Hallstatt.
Perfect geometry and nice framing.
Many good and usefull notes.
TFS and best regards
siamesa (27739) 2012-02-21 19:57
Boa noite George
The point of view here is perfect. The clock in the tower is a nice element. Superb capture.
cavli (1876) 2012-02-23 2:05
very good pov. I like the buildings very much. sharp and brillant image. tfs
- Copyright: George Rumpler (Budapestman) (82620)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-04-26
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture, Artwork
- Camera: Pentax K10D
- Exposure: f/9.5, 1/180 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-02-20 1:59